Turbine installation at Eon’s 385MW Arkona offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea could be wrapped up by the end of October, two months ahead of schedule.

Eon is set to beat its earlier schedule because of favourable weather conditions over the summer, reNEWS has learned.

GeoSea jack-up A2Sea Sea Challenger has installed 40 of the 60 Siemens Gamesa 6.45MW turbines at the project.

VOS Stone is assisting during commissioning operations at Arkona.

Full commissioning of the wind farm, owned jointly by Eon and Equinor (formerly Statoil), is scheduled for next year.

Transmission system operator 50Hertz has until the end of September 2019 and the end of December 2019 to and energise the two export cables.